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Prize Cogbill 1939-45 Grammar School





Map ref

NZ 278828

Original Location

Bedlington Grammar School

Present Location

Bedlington High School

Which war


Memorial Description

Arthur Cogbill Memorial Prize, awarded annually for Spoken English. When the school was the Bedlington Grammar School, there was an Annual Public Speaking Competition, at which the Prize was awarded to a person who, it was felt, deserved it, and who was not necessarily the winner of the Competition. Now the prize is given to the winner.




Arthur Cogbill, who was a teacher at the School.


100 was raised by public subscription 1944-45

Sculptor, Artist or Designer



1. See his Every Name a Story

2. 2018 - the prize is no longer awarded

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Bedlingtonshire Revisited (Six Townships Community History Group Publication, September 2006) contains a photo of Pilot Officer Cogbill.

Royal Air Force Bomber Command Losses: Volume 8: Heavy Conversion Units and Miscellaneous Units, 1939-1947. W.R. Chorley; 2003, Midland Publishing; ISBN 1 85780 156 3

Research acknowledgements

Mrs. Wheallans, Bedlington High School; Janet Brown

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Parish Notes

Every Name A Story